Vancouver - Today for lunch I met some coworkers for lunch at Red Robin (4640 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC).
Our friends were already there, so there was no waiting for a table as they already had one. We caught up socially for a little bit, so I didn't take the usual time to peruse the menu. This being my first time to a Red Robin Restaurant I thought I would try what made them famous. So like anyone should on their first time at a Swiss Chalet (Chicken), I ordered a Hamburger.
The Order: Simply Grilled Beef Burger with unlimited fries and a Dr. Pepper. (Note: Others ordered other items but I can't remember what they ordered nor did I try them).
The waitress through the entire meal was very attentive to our needs. Our drinks came fairly quickly and were refilled just before our glasses were drained. I never did get to suck on an ice cube as the waitress was quick to fill up our glasses.
The food also came quickly. The only downside was the amount of fries that came with it. But in hindsight they were fat thick steak fries. I easily devoured the delicious hamburger. Then it was onto the french fries. The fries were thick and potatoie. The fries are very good with a little ketchup, but would also suffice by themselves.
Overall I found the service and food were exquisite. But this should be expected at a burger place. The burger market is quite competitive with White Spot, Red Robin, McDonalds, Wendy's and Burger King. Thus, Red Robin competes by providing quality food products and upping the ante when it comes to service and amount of food (i.e. unlimited fries and pop).
If your in the mood for a burger and find yourself in British Columbia or Alberta (the only two provinces with Red Robin unfortunately) try out Red Robin.
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